News about grants, gifts
Elric Nielsen was named a Hero of Everyday Life for his leadership in combatting hunger in Calgary by Sodexo Canada’s Stop Hunger Foundation. The annual award, which includes a grant for $3,000 to be donated to the hero’s charity of choice.
Spay Panama, has treated over 200 local dogs and cats in the District of Mariato, Republic of Panama. The initiative was led by Mariato local Cathy Mcgovern and supported by the Mariato community who helped fund a community-wide spay and neuter event to help stray animals.
News about people, groups
Graduate Women International celebrated International Day of the Girl with a flashmob dance held at the Place des Nations in Geneva.
Obakki Foundation launched a new scarf collection to fund six more fresh water wells in south Sudan.
APOPO Mine Action Mozambique Project held a small closing ceremony to conclude the 2016 ammunitions clearance operations in the Malhazine bunker site in Mozambique. Over the course of the project, APOPO safely excavated nearly 39,000 individual items of explosive material totaling over 80 tons.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammad Javad Zarif have been voted as the winners of this year’s Chatham House Prize.
The Australian Wildlife Conservancy has partnered with the Australian Department of Defence to protect the endangered Northern Quoll in Australia’s second largest military training area.
Mothers2mothers‘ celebrated it’s 15th anniversary since starting in 2001, the organization has transformed the lives of thousands of mothers and families throughout South Africa.
The 1947 Partition Archive and Tata Institute of Social Sciences recently hosted the Mumbai edition of the Voices of Partition event. Survivors of the mass riots that unfolded at the end of the British Raj in 1947 came together to tell their stories.
Te Ipukarea Society project officers and New Zealand Department of Conservation as they traversed to improve the conservation of the Kakerori bird through the rat baiting tracks, which are crucially important in keeping rat populations low enough.
Akshaya Patra Foundation has named it’s first Youth Amabassador, Shivant Malkani. Shivant was chosen based on his commitment towards the organization’s initiatives.
News about opportunities, initiatives
Partners in Health are seeking donations to help support those in Haiti effected by Hurricane Matthew.
A recent survey, commissioned by the Carton Council of Canada covering residents of Quebec and Ontario, reveals measures that would encourage consumers to place more food and beverage cartons in the recycling bin.
Three weeks since Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti, UNICEF is seeking an additional $22.5 million to meet the increasing needs of children in the country, including in the hurricane-hit areas.
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